Webinar | There’s No Place Like Home | Creating the Optimal Homesite for your Digital Workspace

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It’s time for the next episode of the PixelMill Webinar Series! In this session, “There’s No Place Like Home | Creating the Optimal Homesite for your Digital Workspace”, join a few of the amazing members of the PixelMill team on Thursday, April 28th, at 11:00 AM PST as they dive into what makes a homesite so important, why you must have one if you’d like to take advantage of things like Microsoft Viva, and what they mean to your digital workspace right now.


Why You Should Attend

An intranet homepage is no novel concept; we’ve been building them for clients for decades. It acts as a home base for the organization’s intranet, a jumping-off point, and a place to share important global information and news. A homesite is arguably one of the most important pages on a corporate intranet, so you can see why Microsoft is encouraging (ahem, forcing) us to get on the bandwagon by requiring them to take advantage of Viva Connections. The homesite now plays an even greater role in the digital workspace as it fuels other applications like Viva Connections and Teams. So building a homesite correctly from the start just got even more crucial.

Join us as our Business Analyst, Carolyn Gjerde, and UI/UX Designer, Kunaal Sharma, walk you through the best practices, strategies, and options you have when building an effective homesite that will grow with your team and allow you to take advantage of all the interconnected tools of Microsoft 365.

In this session, you’ll get homesite creation best practices and we’ll dive into:

  • Most commonly requested features

  • Strategy and Creation

  • Architecture

  • Viva Connections, Dashboard

  • Audience targeting

  • Personalized experiences

  • Mobile


Audience

While this session is directed toward those looking to understand homesites and what they mean to the digital workspace, all are encouraged to attend. And don’t worry–we leave some time for Q&A at the end.


About the Speakers:

– Carolyn Gjerde (Business Analyst/Web Developer) 

Carolyn has spent over six years in the web development industry and worked on more than 50+ projects. Her responsibilities as a Business Analyst are to listen to clients’ needs, understand their business, and work with them to build a success plan for the project. Carolyn excels at creating solutions that improve employee experience and increase user adoption.
Carolyn also spent several years as a web developer. Her technical coding and Microsoft 365 background make her an invaluable asset to the team. She understands the strengths and limitations of SharePoint and knows the diverse ways SharePoint and Microsoft 365 can be used to solve business problems. She also can translate client needs into information that developers understand. Carolyn received her Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

– Kunaal Sharma (Senior UI/UX Designer/Business Analyst) 

Kunaal received his Associate’s Degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. With more than 9 years of Graphic Design experience, Kunaal has sharpened his skills in User Interface Design, Wireframing, Usability, and Typography. He has designed corporate websites, global intranets, and application interfaces. Kunaal’s experience makes him not only a very talented SharePoint Designer but also provides invaluable knowledge in the Business Analysis process. In addition to leading UI/UX design at PixelMill, Kunaal also conducts stakeholder interviews, user surveys, and group discussions to understand current client obstacles and breakdown potential Design barriers.

 

– Danielle Wells (Senior Manager of Marketing & Sales) 

With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of California at Davis, Danielle landed a career that fed her soul (both literally and figuratively) in marketing for grocer Nugget Markets. Danielle managed the marketing division and spearheaded the company’s advertising campaigns, media purchasing, and website content creation. She also blazed completely new trails for Nugget Markets in the social media sphere and was part of the executive team responsible for a company-wide overhaul of internal communications that took communication from the company’s #1 opportunity to a strength. Danielle’s 13+ years of marketing and sales experience extend beyond the food industry with expertise from the utility industry including ISP, WISP, and electricity. Danielle’s passionate about using technology to cultivate and maintain a collaborative workplace that inspires innovation.

So join us on Thursday, April 28th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST. If you have questions that you want to make sure our team gets to, send them here.


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